Walking at Lake Tyers State Park

Walking at Lake Tyers State Park



Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State Park is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.


Enjoy a beautiful bush walk or forest drive through beautiful old growth and warm temperate rainforest in Lake Tyers State Park

Toorloo Arm Walk – 2 km, 45 min return (Grade 2)

In a tranquil setting, the walk meanders along the Toorloo Arm from Cherry Tree to Burnt Bridge. Through dry eucalypt forest and along Riparian woodland, you may spy a White-bellied Sea Eagle or be lucky enough to witness Glossy Black Cockatoos feeding on local Allocasuarina seeds.


Lonely Bay Walk – 4 km, 1hr 30 min return (Grade 2)

The track leaves Blackfellow Arm Track and continues to Lonely Bay picnic area, meandering through old growth Warm Temperate forest. You will catch glimpses of Lake Tyers and may spy a majestic White-bellied Sea Eagle. The Fern Loop section is optional and does contain rough terrain such as tree roots. Can get slippery when wet.


Marsdenia Rainforest Walk – 25 min circuit (Grade 3)

This walking track passes through a good example of Warm Temperate Rainforest. Warm Temperate Rainforests are a rare vegetation class that occur along gullies and river flats, and are dominated by a range of non-eucalypt canopy species above an understorey of smaller trees and shrubs like ferns and climbers. Some tree species you may see are Lilly Pilly (Acmena smithii), Muttonwood (Rapanea howittiana) and Kanooka (Tristaniopsis laurina). You may even be lucky enough to spot a beautiful Lyrebird on your travels!

Things To Do

Fishing and boating at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Camping at Lake Tyers

Listen to the rolling surf on Ninety-mile Beach, or enjoy serene views of the lake - Lake Tyers has a range of camping options for visitors to enjoy.
Lake Tyers at Lake Tyers State Park

Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park

Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. Find out more about the rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of Lake Tyers.
Fishing at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Water activities at Lake Tyers

The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.

How to get there


Lake Tyers State Park is situated approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km north east of Lakes Entrance. The main access into the park is via Burnt Bridge Road or Tyers House Road. These are unsealed roads.



Need to know


Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Pettmans Beach (Lake Tyers State Park, Ewing Morass Wildlife Reserve)

    Flood impacts affecting access and visitor sites

    Lake Tyers State Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some site are currently closed.  Monitor this page for updated site closures. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

    Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
    Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
    • Alpine National Park
      • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
      • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
      • Feathertop
      • Foothills and Southern Alps
      • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
    • Buchan Caves Reserve
    • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    • Cape Conran Coastal Park
    • Coopracambra NP
    • Croajingolong NP
    • Errinundra NP
    • Lake Tyers State Park
    • Baw Baw NP
    • Mount Buffalo NP
    • Snowy River NP
    • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
    • Wilsons Prom NP
    More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
     For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

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